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Apr 28, 2022 7:00am Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees May 2022

Strong Investment Performance Drives Pension Increases; Expert Perspectives Help SWIB Navigate Inflation Challenges; Retirement and the WDC: Staying in the Plan a Good Option; The WRS at 40: Legislative Milestones; and much more.

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Jan 31, 2022 12:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees January 2022

In this issue: Columns by ETF Secretary John Voelker and SWIB Executive Director Edwin Denson; Preliminary investment returns for 2021 and ETF's projections for Core and Variable annuity adjustments; WDC Program news; Information for pre-Medicare retirees; SWIB Board of Trustees approves asset allocation targets; and much more.

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Aug 31, 2021 1:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees Sept 2021

In this issue: 

Secretary Appoints Executive Team; ETF Board Reviews Projections for Core Annuity Adjustment; Legislative Update; ETF Office Services and COVID-19; Financial Wellness at Any Age; WDC News and Information; GIB Reviews Medicare Survey Results; Group Health Insurance Program Update; Denson Named Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer; The SWIB Podcast: Chair David Stein Shares Insights of Board of Trustees; Rector, Maung Honored For Their Work; SWIB Is Finalist For Two Industry Awards.

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Apr 27, 2021 8:00am Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees May 2021

In this issue: 

Column by ETF Secretary John Voelker; ETF Announces Pension Increases; Voelker Connects with Retiree Groups; Take the Financial Fitness Challenge and Build Financial Security; Financial Wellness at Any Age; Wisconsin Strong Featured Webinars; ETF’s Response to COVID-19; Upcoming Governing Board Meetings; WRS Information at Your Fingertips; Retiree News and Notes; Health Insurance Update; COVIDS-19 Vaccine and Your Health Benefits; SWIB Celebrates 70th Anniversary; Villa Remembered as a Visionary Leader; SWIB Podcast: Running the Long Race; Fink Named to Top 50 Women in Investment Management List

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Jan 27, 2021 1:30pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees January 2021

Highlights - ETF: Column by ETF Secretary Robert Conlin; ETF’s Projections for Annuity Adjustments; Board Appoints Voelker ETF Secretary; Legislative Update; A Look at WRS 2019 Financials; ETF Cybsersecurity Efforts a Top Priority; Federal Authorities Issue COV ID-19 Fraud Alert; News and Notes; Abandoned Accounts; “Missing Members” Project an Early Success; Well Wisconsin Update; Results of Emergency Room Utilization Survey; ETF Surveying Medicare Recipients.


Highlights - SWIB: Column by SWIB Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa; How the “Goldilocks Zone” Benefits the WRS: Hellmer Named to SEC Investor Advisory Committee; SWIB to Relocate to Madison Yards in 2022

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Sep 1, 2020 9:00am Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees September 2020

In this issue: Stay Safe, Be Well and Keep Informed About Your WRS Benefits; SWIB Response to COVID-19; Living Our Values; How Will Market Performance Affect My Pension?; WDC News; What to do if Victim of ID Theft/Benefit Loss; Reminder: Do Not Use Old Telephone Number; Conditional Variable Cancellation Explained; Health Insurance Update; Get a Flu Shot, Not the Flu; SWIB Launches Podcast Series; Podcast Highlights: A Conversation with David Villa About Investment Strategy During Pandemic; SWIB Part of Global Peer Financing Association; Villa Named to Institutional Investor Allocator Voices; SWIB Report Available.

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Apr 27, 2020 12:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees May 2020

In this issue: ETF Services Continue During Pandemic; SWIB: Focus is on Long-Term Strategy; 2019 Investment Performance Fuels Pension Increases; How Will the Economic Effects of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Affect My Pension? We’re Here to Help with Your WRS Benefits; Stay Well, Wisconsin! ETF Webinar Explains How Rates and Adjustments Affect WRS Benefits; WDC News and Information; WCOA Cancels Annual Conference; Direct Deposit Form Changed to Reduce Risk of Fraud; Protect Yourself from Theft Schemes; Receive Important WRS-Related News by Email.

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Jan 23, 2020 12:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees January 2020

In this issue: Column by ETF Secretary Robert Conlin; ETF’s Projections for Annuity Adjustments; Legislative Update; A Look at WRS 2018 Financials; WDC Fees Increased; WRS Among Plans in Spotlight; Tax Information; WCOA Conference Set for May 15; Sze Named APPFA Secretary; Health Insurance Update; Abandoned WRS Accounts

Highlights - SWIB: Column by SWIB Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa; Asset Allocation Targets Remain Unchanged; Palmer Appointed to Board of Trustees; Board of Trustees Wins Award; SWIB CIO Wins Pair of Awards; Fin Appointed PMFA Director.

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Sep 1, 2019 5:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees September 2019

In this issue: How will market performance affect Core annuity adjustments? Video explains shared risk in pension systems, Legislative Update, ETF Website Redesign Project, WIB Invests in Technology and People, Private Debt Portfolio Unique in World of Public Pensions, and much more.

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May 1, 2019 5:00pm Newsletter Retiree

WRS News for Retirees May 2019

In this issue: Legislative Update, Retirees Reelect Ford to ETF Board, FAQs About the Variable Trust Fund, ETF Webinars, Tips for Easiest Access to Customer Service, Update: ETF Website Redesign Project, WDC News for Retirees, Board Meetings Set, 8 Health Insurance Update, and Retirees Invited to Annual Conference.

Highlights - SWIB
Investing for the Long Term, Portfolio Manager Celebrates Giving Back, and Two New Trustees Join Board; Conlin Reappointed.